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Paris - Nice

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Ludwig, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. Ludwig

    Ludwig road stud

    Location:
    Pariah State
    The Paris Nice Classic starts next week and there is live coverage and highlights on Eurosport. Irish legend Sean Kelly has been the most successful rider winning it seven times. Bobby Julich won it a couple of years ago and apparently rides with elliptical chain rings which is supposed to be more efficient than round ones eliminating the dead zone.
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    But Cavendish and Wiggins are out of it, which is a real shame.
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Whomever rides this supposedly runs the risk of a penalty :biggrin:
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    The only winner will be ASO and at a very distant second will be the sport of cycling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Well, Keith this is a very interesting scenario.

    I only hope for the best.

    Its always been the races who've had the power but McQuaid is diggin in good and proper for the UCI this time and only time will deem the answer :biggrin:
     
  6. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    CAS will rule on this by Friday evening at the latest. Not that there is much time to change anything starts Sunday.
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    CAS have no power in this and neither side will accept their decision as binding.

    Hope Millar wins it, but I think he'll lose time on the Ventoux
     
  8. yello

    yello Guru

    I'm watching it now on (French) terrestrial tele... it's wet and cold out there!
     
  9. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Looks like the winds and the gales that heading for the UK are heading straight for France too so tomorrow should be interesting.
     
  10. softpeadals

    softpeadals New Member

    Stage 1
    Gale force winds and heavy rain on most of the west and north part of France have forced race director Christian Prudhomme to shorten the stage and transfer the start from Amilly to Sancerre. The new start will be given at 14:30 in Sancerre, 74 kms from the finish in Nevers. Riders will be taken by bus to the new start.
     
  11. yello

    yello Guru

    My lord it looks unpleasant... cold, wet and windy. Hard work out there today.
     
  12. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
  13. yello

    yello Guru

    They just finished the bit that wasn't cancelled!
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    it looked more like a saturday club run than a pro road race :biggrin:
     
  15. yello

    yello Guru

    Didn't it though! I could have stayed with them for some of that (if you took the wind and rain out of the equation!) I think the average for the total distance was only something like 32kph, but they dropped to around 20kph at one point.